Bracknell arts centre gets nearly £0.5m of council funds
COUNCILLORS approved a £428,360 grant for South Hill Park yesterday (Wednesday).
The cash-strapped arts centre will receive £9,220 more than it did in 2012/13 - in line with current inflation - after Bracknell Forest Council's executive committee rubber stamped the funding.
A report on the revenue grant stated that for years the council had supported the Birch Hill mansion, its activities and its grounds and added: "Any significant reduction in grant aid would limit the ability of South Hill Park to function and offer a broad range of arts productions."
South Hill Park plans to put on several in-house productions during the next 18 months, including Fawlty Towers in October 2013 and Stepping Out in October 2014.
The 2013 panto will be Snow White.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 14 Feb 13